Peta Lindsay

Peta Lindsay

Peta Lindsay
Personal details
Born 1984
Political party Party for Socialism and Liberation
Alma mater Howard University
Website Meet Peta Lindsay

Peta Lindsay (born 1984) is an American anti-war activist. She was a presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.[1]


  • Early life 1
  • 2012 Candidacy 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early life

Lindsay was born in Iraq War.[1] She was recognized by The Washington Post in March 2003 for her anti-war activism in a piece entitled "Student Leader Sees Through Bush Propaganda".[2] In October 2003, Lindsay said of the Iraq War, "The US government has no right to try and recolonize Iraq".[3]

2012 Candidacy

In November 2011, Lindsay was named the Party for Socialism and Liberation's candidate for President along with Yari Osorio for Vice President,[1][4] despite being ineligible to become president due to her age, under Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution; she would need to be at least 35 in order to take office.


  1. ^ a b c "Meet Peta Lindsay".  
  2. ^ Milloy, Courtland (March 19, 2003). "Student Leader Sees Through Bush Propaganda".  
  3. ^ "War protesters converge on D.C".  
  4. ^ "Party for Socialism and Liberation chooses Presidential ticket". Independent Political Report. November 14, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 

External links

  • Peta for Prez: A Black Feminist Socialist Presidential Candidate Speaks! The Feminist Wire, May 22, 2012